Hollow form turned from Western Juniper, with fixed finial lid of Snakewood Copy

July 19, 2020

This hollow form has been turned with a wood not commonly seen in the world of woodturning, Western Juniper (native to northeastern California, eastern Oregon, and Idaho. It has the "eyes" of burl wood and is a warm brown color and turns easily. Snakewood, by contrast, has tremendous but extremely fine figure, like that of snakeskin (hence its name). The wood is extremely hard and takes a fabulous finish (I use it only as a detail wood, given its exorbitant price).


6 inches high; 2.5 inches diameter